The Sherlocks announce tour in support of independent venues

The Sherlocks announce tour in support of independent venues

We’re absolutely delighted that The Sherlocks have partnered with us to play 15 shows at UK grassroots venues this autumn, as part of their “Keep Our Independent Venues Alive” tour. The tour kicks off in Blackburn’s Electric Church Club on October 1, followed by shows in Manchester, Cambridge, Tunbridge Wells, Reading, Northampton, Peterborough, Wrexham, Bedford, York,…

On The Road with Independent Venue Week now available on BBC iPlayer

On The Road with Independent Venue Week now available on BBC iPlayer

We’re over the moon that our feature-length documentary, taking you behind the scenes of some of the most iconic and much loved grassroots music venues in the country, is now available on BBC iPlayer. If like us, you’re feeling nostalgic about gigs, now feels like a poignant time to reflect on the passion, love, creativity…

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks in conversation with Philip Selway (Radiohead)

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks in conversation with Philip Selway (Radiohead)

As part of our #IVW21 celebrations it was amazing to be able to bring together our wonderful 2021 ambassador Arlo Parks with our friend Philip Selway from her favourite band, Radiohead. The pair had a great chat about where they find inspiration and their creative techniques – Our favourite moment has got to be Philip…

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks – 360° Livestream Performance and more…

#IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks – 360° Livestream Performance and more…

We’re absolutely made up to be sharing some amazing videos of our #IVW21 Ambassador Arlo Parks with you over on our YouTube channel this week. On Thursday 18th March she connected with our good friend Big Jeff on #TheBigJeffChat chatting about mental health, her favourite venues and her love of poetry and then on Sunday…

#TheBigJeffChat with Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai)

#TheBigJeffChat with Stuart Braithwaite (Mogwai)

Another fabulous chat from Big Jeff – This week he’s joined by Stuart Braithwaite from Scottish post-rock titans Mogwai. The pair chat pre-Mogwai gigs, the formation of the band and their favourite artists.

#IVWTake5​ Simone Marie (Primal Scream) chats with Skin (Skunk Anansie)

#IVWTake5​ Simone Marie (Primal Scream) chats with Skin (Skunk Anansie)

As part of out #IVW21​ celebrations the wonderful Simone Marie of Primal Scream & Soho Radio chats with the legendary Skin of 90s rock group Skunk Anansie about the venues which helped shape her music career, what she’s been up to during lockdown and the importance of the return of live music. Follow Simone at:…

Thank You

Thank You

Well, that was a very different but no less important week – the most enormous thank you to every single one of you, who helped make Independent Venue Week 2021 happen.  The work that went into making this a digital event was so much more complex than anything we, or many of our venues, have…

#IVW21 Schedule Announcement

#IVW21 Schedule Announcement

INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK 2021 MONDAY 25 JANUARY – SUNDAY 31 JANUARY OVER 110 INDEPENDENT UK VENUES ACROSS 12 REGIONS + THE NATIONS 141 EVENTS AND COUNTING  96 PERFORMANCES  |  23 ‘IN CONVERSATIONS’    11 INDUSTRY PANELS  |  2 QUIZZES  |  1 DOCUMENTARY  1 FESTIVAL – Official partner of MUSIC FEEDS festival – IVW 21’s Ambassadors: ARLO…

#TheBigJeffChat with Rachel Aggs (Shopping)

#TheBigJeffChat with Rachel Aggs (Shopping)

Welcome to the eighteenth instalment of The Big Jeff Chat, which we be host here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff chatted with Rachel Aggs of post-punk band Shopping about all of the different projects she has worked on over lockdown, her influences and a whole lot more….

With You In Spirit Until We Can Be With You In Person

With You In Spirit Until We Can Be With You In Person

It’s been 7 months since 99,442 gig goers went to 808 gigs in 230 venues during Independent Venue Week 2020. No-one wants live music to return more than everyone in our community, including us.  When Independent Venue Week was set up back in 2013, the idea was to encourage people to get off their screens…

#IVWTake5 Ailbhe Reddy chats with Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers)

#IVWTake5 Ailbhe Reddy chats with Romeo Stodart (The Magic Numbers)

#IVWTake5 sees two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This eleventh edition features last week’s guest singer-songwriter Ailbhe Reddy…

#IVWTake5 Pillow Queens chat with Ailbhe Reddy

#IVWTake5 Pillow Queens chat with Ailbhe Reddy

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This ninth edition features last week’s guests Dublin indie-rockers…

#IVWTake5 SOAK chats with Pillow Queens

#IVWTake5 SOAK chats with Pillow Queens

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This ninth edition features last week’s guest SOAK having…

#IVWTake5 Billy Nomates chats with SOAK

#IVWTake5 Billy Nomates chats with SOAK

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. his eighth edition features Billy Nomates having a chat…

#TheBigJeffChat – Zena White (Partisan Records)

#TheBigJeffChat – Zena White (Partisan Records)

Welcome to the eighth Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm GMT. This week Jeff was joined by Zena White of Partisan Records. The pair chatted about chatting about signing Idles, their favourite venues, festivals, and what will the future holds for them. Watch the full…

#IVWTake5 Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) chats with Billy Nomates

#IVWTake5 Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods) chats with Billy Nomates

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This seventh edition features Jason Williamson of Sleaford Mods…

#IVWTake5 – Geoff Barrow (Beak) chats with Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)

#IVWTake5 – Geoff Barrow (Beak) chats with Jason Williamson (Sleaford Mods)

#IVWTake5 will see two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve loved, venues that mean a great deal to them and more widely how music has been such a positive influence in their lives. This sixth edition features Geoff Barrow (Beak) chatting to…

#IVWTake5 – James Cox (Crows) chats with Jehnny Beth (Savages)

#IVWTake5 – James Cox (Crows) chats with Jehnny Beth (Savages)

It’s Monday, so another #IVWTake5 is here and this week we have last week’s guest James Cox of Crows chatting with Jehnny Beth of Savages, ahead of the release of her debut solo album.. Stay tuned until the end to see who Jehnny will have as her guest next week.     #IVWTake5 sees two…

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi chats with Joe Talbot (Idles)

#IVWTake5 – Anna Calvi chats with Joe Talbot (Idles)

The second #IVWTake5 is here, and this week we have #IVW20 ambassador Anna Calvi chatting with Joe Talbot of Idles. Stay tuned until the end to see who Joe will have as his guest next week.  #IVWTake5 sees two people sharing their thoughts and experiences of their life in music from early gig going in venues, shows they’ve…

#TheBigJeffChat with Bill Ryder-Jones

#TheBigJeffChat with Bill Ryder-Jones

Welcome to the first Big Jeff Chat, which we’ll be hosting here and on our YouTube channel every Thursday at 5pm UK Time. This week Jeff was joined by singer-songwriter and producer Bill Ryder-Jones and you can hear the really moving conversation they had with one another covering the value of art, mental health, self-doubt…

IVW 19 – A Celebration Of Creativity and Generosity

IVW 19 – A Celebration Of Creativity and Generosity

What a week it’s been. The 6th Independent Venue Week has been an incredible show of creativity and generosity all across the country. From the venues and promoters that put shows on, the artists that play and the people that go to gigs, the whole country has come together to celebrate these amazing places. The…

Independent Venue Week 2015 Launches…

85 Venues with Frank Turner as Ambassador Monday 26th Jan – Sunday 2nd Feb 2015 Following a hugely successful first year, Independent Venue Week is back in 2015 with 5 times as many venues taking part all around the UK. Frank Turner has taken over the mantle as this year’s Ambassador from Radiohead’s Colin Greenwood. Supported…